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Writing for Magazines: How to Land a Magazine Assignment

Kerrie Flanagan, author of the brand-new, comprehensive Guide to Magazine Article Writing, shares her best tips for writing for magazines. To learn more, check out her book, and don’t miss Kerrie’s session Build Your Author Platform Th...

The 12 Best and Worst Things That Could Happen After Your Freelance Article Is Accepted

This article is excerpted from Susan Shapiro’s new book, The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks © 2018 from Writer’s Digest Books. The newspaper, magazine or web editor loves the freelance article you submitted and says “Yes!...

Invisible Costs: An Inspiring Interview With Paralympian Alicia Denoon

At the age of ten, University of Guelph student Alicia Denoon underwent a nearly half-day surgery to remove a growing brain tumour. The procedure left Alicia with considerable physical damage, to the point that she was left unable even to s...

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A Lenten Feast

A Lenten Feast (Working Title) A cliche movie for the 1950’s… PETER COLLINS It was open warfare amongst the Year 8 boys. Peter knew here had to be casualties. Most of Peter’s schoolmates had never heard of the Dieppe Raid. You do not ...

25 Items You Need In Your Backpack For Back to School

Summer is ending and your education is waiting, but are you ready to go back to school? Do you have everything yet? With Amazon’s Prime Student offer, students receive a 50% discount on Prime products and two-day shipping, which makes you...

Rubric Grading and Ten Other New Microsoft for EDU Features

Google wasn’t the only tech giant to release new tools for teachers and students this week. Microsoft has also announced eleven new features for teachers and students who use Microsoft Teams for EDU. Rubric Grading in Microsoft Teams ...

Two New Google Classroom Features Available to Everyone

Back in June Google announced that Google Classroom would be getting a bit of redesign along with some helpful new features. Initially, the new design and features were only available to some users. Earlier today Google announced that ...

Cara Black: Passion for Paris

In her setting-centric novels, bestselling mystery author Cara Black shows the seamier side of the City of Light. BLACK PHOTO © LAURA SKAYHAN by Sharon McDonnell In her 18 mysteries starring female detective Aimée Leduc—a private invest...

Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters

In this extended interview from the October 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest, bestselling Eligible author Curtis Sittenfeld explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the riches...

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Can you be a writer but not be a reader?

Edgelordess said: ↑ I think I learn better from watching than I do reading. When I was taking a course in creative writing, I felt obligated to copy the techniques in the short stories we had to read for that course. (There was more readi...

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